1. 1970 Mach I (Ivy Green, Brown Interior, 351C-4v, Hurst 4 speed,
shaker) Owned from 1980 - 1982
2. 1969 Mach I (Royal Maroon, Black Interior, 351w-4v, toploader 4
speed,) Owned from 1981- 1984
3. 1973 Mach I (Copper, fake ram air hood, 351C 2v, C-6 Auto) <==Least
favorite Owned from 1982 - 1984
4. 1970 Mustang Sportsroof, 302-2v, Auto, Ivy Green, White Interior,
factory front/rear spoilers. Owned 1994 - 1999
5. 2000 Mustang coupe (v-6, 5 Speed, Laser Red, Parchment cloth
interior) Purchased 9-26-1999, traded in 4-19-2006
6. 2006 Mustang GT Convertible (Satin Silver, Black Leather, Shaker 500,
Interior Upgrade Package) Purchased 4-19-2006
Other cars owned throughout
1. 1963 Olds Super 88
2. 1974 Cougar XR-7
3. 1988.5 Escort
4. 1996 Toyota Tercel
The years I owned the Escort and Turd-cel as it was called are known as
the age of pain and lament..
The wife's cars..
1985 Honda Accord
1994 Ford Explorer XLT
2005 GMC Envoy XL
On 4 Apr 2007 13:13:14 -0700, faust firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
1965 2+2 289 C4 springtime yellow
1972 CJ white with blue panels and red pinstripes (sprint colors) FMX
1974 Mustang II 302 4v
1966 2+2 289 C4 winsor white
1965 2+2 289 A Code FMX vintage burgundy
Only the 74 was a dog. Notbecause it was a II but because it ran like
This topic finally enticed me to de-lurk.
Here's my list:
1. 1965 6 cyl. 3 spd Whimbledon White Coupe (First Car, 16th Birthday) -
Owned from 1975 - 1977
2. 1979 Capri RS, Bought new (I think this should count) Fully loaded 5.0
AT - Owned from 1979- 1981
3. 1966 GT Coupe AT, Pony Interior, Blue on Blue, - Owned from 1984 - 1987
Took a long non-Mustang break
4. 1966 GT Coupe AT, Pony Interior, Red on Red, - Owned 2002 - 2005
5. 1967 Fastback 289 AT, White on Parchment, ( Beautiful 100% Original Car)
Owned from 2003-2005
6. 1988 LX 5.0 Convertible AT, Teal on Grey Leather - Owned from 2005-2006
7. 1987 GT Hatchback AT, Burgundy on Grey Cloth - Owned from 2005-Current
8. 1999 GT Coupe 5 spd Dark Green on Charcoal Cloth - Owned from
9. 1990 GT Hatchback 5 spd Dark Blue on Grey Cloth - Purchasing for my son
this weekend (4/7/07).
Passed up a 70 Boss 429 for $3000.00 in 1976, and a 1968 GT 500 KR
Convertible for $8000.00 in 1986, Oh well.....
First Mustang was a car of convenience.
'79 4 banger with broken turbocharger.
Broken car, but was impressed with how well
it actually ran. Became a Mustang fan. Paid $300.
This became a testament to how well Ford's are built.
Second car, after I gave the '79 back to the original
owner because it would not pass smog (go figure),
was a '71 Grande with 315C 4V and Mach1 drive train.
It is now apparent that Ford knows what it is doing, Duh.
1. 1969 Mach 1 - 428 Ram-Air - Auto - 4.11 gears. 1st Mach 1 sold in Texas.
Won a lot of D/SA class trophies at Green Valley Dragstrip.
2. 1969 Boss 429 - white w/black interior. Again 1st in Texas. Wish I still
had it - sold it in 1970.
3. 1992 GT convertible - 5.0 - Auto - white w/ black int. Sold in 1994.
4. 1994 Cobra - Red w/black int. Gave to son in 2005 - only 1500 miles on
5. Present car - 2007 Shelby GT500 - white w/blue stripes - best Mustang
ever! My son will probably get this one (when I die)!
Now you're making me think. Since I started driving in 1995:
1 - 1983 Mustang GLX convertible (3.8L auto, first car, $3k, sold after
three 3.8L engines, currently a 5.0L 5-speed)
2 - 1983 Capri RS (5.0L 4-speed SROD, $800, borrowed T-5 when SROD died,
gave entire car to the lender of the T-5 because I didn't want to take
3 - 1984 Mustang LX (2.3L auto, $250, couldn't do 70 downhill, blew
black chunks out the tailpipe, paint peeling off. Drove for 8 months
and gave it away.)
4 - 1992 Mustang LX convertible (2.3L 5-speed, $4k maybe, traded for car #7)
5 - 1986 Capri (5.0L 5-speed, $1000, abused. Swapped new T-5 + exhaust,
painted with parts from car #8, sold for $1000 - not sure why)
6 - 1987 Mustang LX (2.3L auto, parts car, free, never ran, left on
property for my uncle to deal with when I moved)
7 - 1988 Mustang GT (5.0L 5-speed, car #3 + $1k, a few mods - first
project/mod car. Traded even-up for car #10)
8 - 1983 Capri RS (5.0L 5-speed, $300, parts car, never ran. Needed
body parts - closer inspection showed 4-cyl T-5 and a locked up engine
due to *no* oil pump driveshaft)
9 - 1985 Mustang GT (5.0L auto, $2500. Auto was a dog, CFI engine, had
valvetrain issues, but great body, low mileage, beautiful 85 GT
interior. Sold for $2000)
10 - 1990 Mustang LX (5.0L 5-speed, trade for car #7. Installed new
T-5, motor mounts. Sold for $1000 - again, not sure why).
11 - 1997 Mustang Cobra (4.6L DOHC 5-speed, $17k in 2002 with 24k miles
on the clock. Still stock + TriAx shifter, sleeping in a garage 400
Some of the non-Mustangs I've owned:
198x Camaro 305 - bought for $1500 after I caved in the whole quarter
panel (extending to the roofline) with Car #5 (which was unharmed) in a
stupid stunt in a parking lot. To my credit, the crowd cheered. Never
drove it, traded it to a painter for the paint job on Car #5.
1988 Cavalier Z24 (2.8L auto) - good little car... only car I ever
wrecked though (I see a pattern with these Chevy's). The ticket said
"Meeting a vehicle in the opposing direction." I hit a full-size Ford
van. The van laughed.
1988 Probe GT (2.2L? turbo 5-speed - fun car, bought for $800, sold for
$800 after a couple years. Can you say torque steer?)
1991 Thunderbird S/C (3.8L supercharged 5-speed - real fun car, luxury
and speed in one. Sold because it was a PITA to work on... miss it now,
1995 Eclipse GSX (2.0L turbo AWD 5-speed - needy but fun... goes great
in the snow. The Eclipse guys are pissed cause I bought one just for a
winter beater, but oh well Still have this one, currently my only
2001 Ninja ZX-6e (first bike, fun little toy. Everyone that rode it
dropped it, but me. Last friend slid it killed all the plastic, sold it
2003 Ninja ZX-12R (big bike, scary fast... still have it)
I think that's it... enough after 12 years. Most of mine have been
cheap beaters, but they've all been fun in their own little ways.
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